Our most popular home cinema system uses the exact same speakers that the worlds leading film makers use to make their movies. Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Dolby, Skywalker Sound, Sony Pictures, HBO, THX and DTS all use M&K loudspeakers to record their films. There is simply no other speaker with the credentials and quality of M&Ks famous 150 loudspeakers.
Compare the 150 speakers to any alternatives you may be considering and you’ll experience a level of detail and dynamics that you never knew existed. The use of three stacked tweeters handles the dynamics of say a gunshot 3 times better than a speaker with a single tweeter. This drive unit layout also produces a much wider soundstage than a single tweeter design so listeners throughout the listening room will enjoy the best sound quality. This speaker is also designed with a narrow height dispersion to minimize ceiling and floor reflections – a feature that is particularly recommended in rooms with low ceilings or with longer listening distances.
|Oppo BD103 region free Blue Ray player||£600|
|Sony VPL 500ES True 4K Projector||£8,800|
|Ceiling mount projector bracket||£150|
|Wide Screen high gain projection screen||£1,595|
|Denon AVR X6200w Dolby Atmos Receiver||£1,150|
|Front speakers 3 x M&K S150 Mk11’s||£3,900|
|Front 3 x K&M adjustable speaker stands||£741|
|Rear speakers 2 pairs x M&K 150T Tripolar speakers||£3,500|
|Subwoofers 2 x M&K X10||£5,200|
|QED HDMI video connections||£250|
|Speaker and subwoofer cables||£450|
|Installed System Price||£27,536|
Blu Ray: Oppo BD103 £600
Oppo Blu Ray players provide the best picture and sound quality available. This player has been modified to provide superb Blu ray performance from discs from any region while also getting the very best from DVD’s. It’s also great for digging all the detail from SACD 5.1 recordings. Reference quality source components have never been so cheap!
Projector: Sony VPL 500ES – £8,800
This is the first HDR projector available ensuring a future proof projector of the highest quality. A true 4k projector with lens memory the Sony 520 allow widescreen movies to be enjoyed at their best without secondary anamorphic lenses. This is an exceptional projector that is the perfect complement to the highest quality surround systems.
Screen: Seymour AV Wide Screen high gain projection screen from £1,595
The correct projection screen is essential to achieving both the best picture and sound quality. With a large screen it is essential that the centre speaker is perfectly located behind the centre of the screen so that voices come from the actors not below or above them. To do this correctly requires a woven screen material that allows sound to pass while reflecting light back. Until now woven screens have been very expensive while reducing picture brightness and detail. Seymour AV screens are high-gain so pictures remain bright and detailed while sound quality is assured. We highly recommend a viewing of this Blu Ray player, projector and screen combination – you’ll be knocked out by what you see!
Receiver: Denon AVR X6200w – £1,150
Dolby Atmos is a must have for any high end home cinema system and this Receiver is one of our favorite Atmos ready models. With 9 channels of amplification built in, all corrected with Audyssey’s X32 room correction, this is the perfect Receiver to compliment the M&K 150 system.
Front Speakers: M&K S150 Mk11s – £3,900 for three
Want to hear your movies exactly as they were intended? Simple, just use the speakers the film makers use to record their films with. The world’s leading film makers such as Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal all use these speakers to mix their sound tracks. Using the same speaker in your home will get you closer to what the intended than any alternative.
Like all the speakers we recommend these are satellite designs. This means they play far louder from much smaller boxes than big hifi speakers. All home cinema systems should use three identical front speakers for perfect panning. The use of compact speakers allows for the perfect placement of the front speakers with far more predictable result than is possible with larger speakers. The tweeter array in the new Mk2 speakers also moves the crossover point all the way down to 1000Hz, well away from most speakers 3Khz crossover- the point where human hearing is most acute.
Rear speakers: 2 pairs x M&K 150T Tripolar speakers £3,500 (£1,750 per pair)
These speakers are part of the package that film makers’ worldwide use to mix their film with. In cinemas multiple rear speakers create an enveloping surround sound experience that using a pair of rear speakers cannot provide. Tripolar rear speakers’ fire in 3 directions at once to create a truly 360 degree sound field and localised rear sound from just 2 compact, wall mounted rear speakers.
Optional Atmos Height Speakers: M&K IW150 – £2,400 for two
Dolby Atmos is the latest development in home cinema. In the past surround sound has been limited to 2D with sounds coming from front to back and both sides of you. Dolby Atmos allows the use of height speakers to create a truly three dimensional sound. The IW150 are a flush mounted in ceiling speakers that perfectly match the 150 range. Add 2 speakers above you to create a 5.1.2 system or 4 to create a 5.1.4 system with in ceiling speakers in front and behind you. Dolby Atmos is a backwards compatible system so all your existing movies can still be played with 3D sound.
Subwoofers: M&K X10 x 2 £5,200
Recreating deep accurate bass is one of the hardest things to achieve in any room. The most consistent, high quality way of achieving this is with subwoofers that can be placed and adjusted to perfectly match the acoustic properties of your listening room. The new X Series subs combine the latest developments in driver, amplifier and crossover technology in a familiar push/pull configuration for the finest bass performance possible.
Surface mounting of all cables and speakers, projector and screen. Video calibration optimised to Digital Video Essentials standards.
Option 1: Dolby Atmos
Dolby decoding has been at the heart of every home cinema for decades. Atmos is Dolby’s latest decoding system which allows the reproduction of 3 dimensional sounds with the addition of speakers above the listener.
While special effects seem far more real, it is the sense of the space that a film was made in that makes Dolby Atmos so compelling. Imagine the different acoustics created by a cathedral, a stadium, or a submarine. The same sound you would hear in any of these spaces can now be faithfully reproduced thanks to Dolby Atmos making it a must have addition to any high performance home cinema.
Option 2: Stealth Option
All our house systems use compact satellite speakers that are designed to be used with separate subwoofers. This is how professional surround systems are designed as this approach provides the most consistent performance in any room. The in wall version of the speakers we use provide near identical performance to the in room speakers. For the highest quality sound with the most discrete installation these in wall system are the perfect solution. Please note additional installation charges typically apply.
Option 3: Motorised Screens
Our motorised projection screens are simply the best available. Acoustically transparent screens are essential to allow the perfect placement of the centre speaker. Our screens use the only woven fabric that doesn’t sacrifice picture brightness or sound quality. Where motorised drop down screens are required our screens are also unique in using a matt fabric velvet border to frame the picture for the highest contrast images available.
Option 4: ISF Video Calibration
Where rooms can be darkened our combination of Blue Ray player, projector and screen will give the best possible performance. All video systems are calibrated to Video Essentials standards but where optimal video quality must be ensured, we provide ISF video calibration using state of the art test equipment.